Imagine one morning where you wake up and find yourself late for work. Wait, you don't need to rush, you have a personal assistant who can control your appliances, play music, identify faces, and most impressively, entertain your toddler and much more to help you concentrate on getting ready. Waaaow, right?
Well, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg can have it all, not in dreams, but in actual life. Yes, he accomplished his challenge of building a simple AI to run his home and help him with his work.
What is it? How does it work? How much time it took to build? Want to know more? Just scroll it down. And, I make you sure, you will envy Mark Zuckerberg for this.
CEO of the internet giant posted a video on Tuesday, introducing his virtual assistant named after the artificial intelligence system in 'Iron Man.' Yup, it's none other than, Jarvis.
In his 3000 words Facebook post, Zuckerberg mentioned that he spent 100 hours putting together the virtual assistant which recognises vocalised instructions as well as text messages.
The virtual assistant can adjust the thermostat, switch ON (or off) the lights, set temperature, operate music systems, security and even a toaster. It also texts Zuckerberg images of guests who stop by during the day and opens the door for those it recognises.
In a tongue-in-cheek video, Zuckerberg offers an example of Jarvis at work like, "Max woke up a few minutes ago. I am entertaining her," Jarvis tells Zuckerberg before turning his attention to the baby. "Good morning Max, let's practice our Mandarin."
Regardless of a preference of communication via text, Zuckerberg finds that using voice still trumps regarding convenience and speech.
And, just like that picture! Wouldn't it be cool for asking whatever you want without actually moving?
We all are aware of the face recognition mechanism on Facebook when your friends are in your photos, and no doubt it has gotten magnificent with time. Well, Zuckerberg adopted that expertise for his AI. Isn't it so cool?
The virtual assistant is said to use several artificial intelligence techniques, including natural language processing, face recognition, speech recognition, and reinforcement learning, written in Python, PHP, and Objective-C.
Zuckerberg declared that his challenge for 2016 was to build a simple artificial intelligence system, to manage his home and help him with his work, just like Jarvis in Iron Man. And, he did it!
Now, you tell... What was your New Year resolution? Did you work to make it real? Well, Zuckerberg did. And, it's amazing! Isn't it?
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